Armenia’s attorneys are unprotected due to the omissions in the legislation. This is what attorney Lusine Sahakyan said during a discussion on protection of advocatorial secret today.
The attorney recalled that, in practice, the norms of the law on advocacy help the court place the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code above other provisions and mentioned the practice of representing in court as an example. “The law regulates this, but, in practice, clients are represented by people who actually can’t represent them in court. There is a need to introduce norms of the law on advocacy in practice,” Sahakyan stated, adding that there are omissions in the law as well.
Commenting on the facts that the investigative body has received confidential information that was at the disposal of attorneys, Sahakyan emphasized that active measures are required in order to prevent such attempts. “Currently, information is published and used, and all this goes unanswered. People who do this should know that there will be consequences, even termination of a criminal case,” she said.